Urban Decay Naked Palette

I recently purchased this Naked palette from Sephora…I saw it a few months back and fell in love with it…the shadow colors were sooo pretty. I had a wedding to attend this past weekend and wanted new shadow colors, it was the perfect time to run out and get it. Supposedly, this palette was once hard to find…a bestseller. Now, you can find it everywhere: Urban Decay Naked Palette ($48) contains twelve eyeshadows, an eyeshadow brush, and a travel size of the famous Urban Decay Primer Potion. But, what makes this palette different from others? Well, for starters, it works for pretty much anyone.

Urban Decay Naked Palette 

Here is a rundown of the colors, the palette includes: Virgin (satin chamois), Sin (champagne), Naked (matte buff nude), Sidecar (cocoa with golden sparkle sheen), Buck (matte nutmeg), Half Baked (subtle, lustrous bronze), Smog (deep coppery bronze), Darkhorse (bronze patina), Toasted (rich copper), Hustle (plum brown satin), Creep (onyx with gold sparkle), Gunmetal (gunmetal gray with silver glitter). The final piece is a double-ended 24/7 Liner with Zero (black) on one side and Whiskey (creamy rich brown) on the other.

This what I found out by researching it a bit further: There are six permanent and existing shades, one repromoted shade, and five new shades. Originally when the palette was released, it was released with one of the Urban Decay 24/7 Liners, but high demand for the product caused the company to rethink that strategy. So instead of opting to continue slow productions, they decided to include the Urban Decay Good Karma Shadow Brush. Retailing at $26.00, the brush is vegan and is made from recycled materials. (yay!)

I have to say this is one of the best palette’s I’ve ever bought..I’ve already used all the colors, the brush is good-quality and blends like a dream, great colors for daytime or nighttime…varies from shimmer to matte…overall, I think I’ll get LOTS of use out of this one. I like that even the metallic ones have a subtle shimmer not glittery like other shadows. No wonder it’s a bestseller!

You can find it online here: Sephora, Beauty.com, Ulta


Fall Beauty Essentials

Good article for the coming months…Love the Nars Fall collection it mentions, check it out here. Adore the new charcoal-like nailcolor Galion and eyeshadow below. Makes me yearn for some hot chocolate with marshmallows.

Galion Fall 2011 Collection Delphes Fall 2011 Collection

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by NewBeauty Staff, Sponsored by Olay

Cold weather is just round the corner. It’s time to amp up your fall beauty routine in preparation for the cool months ahead. Here’s our list of next season’s trends straight from the pros:
Fall Beauty Essentials
Extreme Hair Color. Make a statement with brighter strands. This autumn, hair colors are pretty extreme with red hair and a whitish cool platinum blonde making a statement, says celebrity hairstylist David Evangelista.

Bold Makeup. “Fall is the perfect time to play with dramatic shades, bold color and rich textures, like a bright blue eye or a stormy gray nail,” says Francois Nars. (We are loving the fall NARS collection!)

Dark(er) Nail Polish. Take your nail color from bright to bold. Duri Cosmetics’ Fall 2011 Wine Tasting Party Collection consists of six autumn shades ranging from burnt oranges to rich burgundies. Also, check out OPI’s new fall collection, Touring America, made up of beautifully rich and deep shades—think navy, olive, plum—all perfect earthy tones for autumn.

Moisturizer. With the weather changing, your skin is sure to be affected. To conquer dry skin, make sure you’re equipped with a superhydrating moisturizer come fall. Thanks to the rich Olay moisturizers in every bottle, Olay’s Ultra Moisture Lotion supplies your skin with moisture instantly and over time for skin that’s extra smooth all year round.

Dramatic Lashes. Big is in this fall and longer lashes can be your best accessory. Dramatic lashes can elevate your look instantly. Try a mascara that promotes lash growth like EnvyDerm Volume Mascara, which harnesses the power of its active natural ingredients such as Moroccan argan oil and vitamins.

Self-Tanner. Just because it’s not as warm out doesn’t mean you should seek a tan from a booth or bed. Turn to self-tanner for a safer glow. Don’t worry, it’s not hard to apply—we like Kate Somerville’s Somerville 360 Tanning Towelettes for a simple, streak-free application for face and body.

More here